Sermon Series
  • 1. Chosen

    Contributed on May 28, 2002
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    The greatness of God and His choice of us

    Chosen ¡V Eph. 1:1-6 Steve Simala Grant ¡V July 15, 2001 When I was growing up, we used to play a lot of street hockey with kids in the neighborhood. I always liked to be the goalie, probably because then I didn¡¦t have to run around so much. I like sports, especially if I can just stand in ...read more

  • 2. Redeemed

    Contributed on May 28, 2002
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    The work of Jesus in redeeming us

    Redeemed – Eph 1:7-12 Steve Simala Grant – July 22, 2001 Our passage this morning jumps into the middle of a long section of praise to God for His great blessings. The first section, vss. 3-6, elaborates on the blessings we have in God the Father, and this second section elaborates on the ...read more

  • 3. Sealed

    Contributed on May 28, 2002
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    The work of the Holy Spirit in sealing us for salvation

    Sealed ¡V Eph. 1:13-14 Steve Simala Grant ¡V July 29, 2001 Intro: I want to ask you a question to begin. Do you believe God speaks today? Do you believe that He still desires to communicate with us, that He still longs to talk with and to us? I do ¡V with all my heart. Today as we turn to ...read more

  • 4. Eyes Of The Heart

    Contributed on May 28, 2002
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    Paul’s prayer that we might have both head knowledge and heart knowledge

    Eyes of the Heart ¡V Eph. 1:15-19a Steve Simala Grant, Aug. 5, 2001 Intro: Praying Scripture Have you ever prayed Scripture? Taken your Bible with you to prayer, opened it, and allowed the words of God to become your words to God? For centuries, the practice of praying Scripture has been ...read more

  • 5. Power Aid

    Contributed on May 28, 2002
    based on 108 ratings
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    Knowing God’s power

    Power Aid – Eph. 1:19b-23 Steve Simala Grant – Aug 12, 2001 Intro: Last Sunday we spent time looking at Paul’s prayer in Eph. 1:15-19, where he prays that we would know God first with our heads, with “wisdom and revelation” that leads us to a full knowledge of Him, and secondly with our ...read more

  • 6. Not By But For

    Contributed on May 28, 2002
    based on 196 ratings
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    Ephesians 2 contrasting our state "before" Jesus and "after" Jesus.

    Not By But For – Eph 2:1-10 Steve Simala Grant – Aug. 19, 2001 Intro: before and after pictures Have you seen the popular advertising tactic of “before” and “after” pictures? They are probably most common for diet products, but I’ve also seen them for hair and make-overs. The “before” ...read more

  • 7. Tearing Down The Walls

    Contributed on May 28, 2002
    based on 91 ratings
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    Christ came, tore down the walls, and united people in Himself.

    Tearing Down the Walls - Eph. 2:11-18 Steve Simala Grant, Aug. 26, 2001 Intro: (don’t read, but read/explain relevant parts – point of desire for removal of walls) Robert Frost. 1875– 64. Mending Wall SOMETHING there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends ...read more

  • 8. Chez Dieu

    Contributed on May 28, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
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    Building God’s church

    Chez Dieu – Eph. 2:19-22 Steve Simala Grant – Sept. 2, 2001 Intro: You’ve likely heard about the man who walked past three brick layers at work. He stopped and asked the first one, “what are you doing?” “Laying bricks,” was the dejected, grumbling reply. He asked the second one the same ...read more

  • 9. No Appointment Necessary

    Contributed on May 28, 2002
    based on 174 ratings
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    Through Christ we have constant access to God

    No Appointment Necessary – Eph. 3:1-13 Steve Simala Grant, Sept. 9, 2001 Intro: Did you ever get in trouble in school for writing an incomplete sentence? The teacher scrawls a big red pen word across the page – “incomplete!” and reduces your grade accordingly. Our Scripture passage ...read more

  • 10. Free Refills

    Contributed on May 28, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
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    September 11 and Paul’s prayer

    Eph. 3:14-21 Steve Simala Grant, Sept. 15/16, 2001 We live in a crazy world – a world where hatred and violence exists, persists, and at times shocks us with the evil that some people can perpetrate on other people. We have seen pictures this week of planes full of people slamming into ...read more

  • 11. Put It Off

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2002
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    A call to repentance of the specific sins Paul mentions

    Put It Off ¡V Eph. 4:25-5:2 Steve Simala Grant ¡V Oct. 20/21, 2001 Intro: Some sermons are a whole lot easier to preach than others. Sermons about the character of God, about His love and faithfulness and awesome power are a whole lot easier to preach than those about sin, especially ones ...read more

  • 12. Flip The Switch

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
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    Living as children of light

    Flip the Switch – Eph. 5:3-20 Steve Simala Grant – Nov. 3/4, 2001 Intro: (Sun) Making decisions in the dark can lead to some regrettable consequences. Back in the days before electricity, a tightfisted old farmer was taking his hired man to task for carrying a lighted lantern when he went to ...read more

  • 13. The Real Battle

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
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    Our battle is not an earthly one, but a spiritual one

    The Real Battle (Eph 6:10-20) Steve Simala Grant, November 24/25, 2001 Bridge from Mike’s Testimony into message. (Matt’s sermon also?). Today brings us to the end of our study of Ephesians, just in time for the season of Advent which begins next Sunday, and which Pastor Sue will be ...read more

  • 14. Submit??

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
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    The marriage relationship according to Paul

    Submit?? Eph. 5:21-6:9 Steve Simala Grant, Nov. 10/11, 2001 Context: Our journey through Ephesians brings us to a passage that is extremely practical, yet difficult for us to hear today. It is one that I believe has been misinterpreted and misapplied at many points throughout history, and ...read more

  • 15. Changing Clothes

    Contributed on Jun 11, 2002
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    Paul’s contrast between the old self and the new self

    Changing Clothes - Eph. 4:17-24 Steve Simala Grant Intro: We have had quite a week. Last Sunday, on thanksgiving, I talked about how visiting Allan Vail had brought me encouragement as I saw the faith that Allan had ...read more

  • 16. Thanksgiving

    Contributed on Jun 11, 2002
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    A thanksgiving sermon about living life in focus and highlighted from passages in the first part of Ephesians which we had been studying in a sermon series.

    Thanksgiving Sunday 2001 Steve Simala Grant I saw a commercial on TV last week - you are in an opera house, looking at the stage The soprano is hovering over a dead body, singing in some foreign language, then she takes out ...read more